autolysis definition

  • noun:
    • The destruction of tissues or cells of an organism because of the activity of substances, particularly enzymes, which can be created within the system. Also referred to as self-digestion.
    • The destruction of an organism's cells by enzymes from the organism it self.
    • The autodigestion of this tissues of an organism.
    • The autocytolysis of blood cells.
    • The decomposition of dead yeast cells in wine after fermentation.
    • lysis of cells or tissues because enzymatic task from in the mobile, as compared with externally induced lysis.
    • Self-dissolution; in physiology, self-digestion; autodigestion.
    • lysis of plant or animal muscle by an internal process

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "autolysis"
    • There are changes within the tissues…
    • View More
113 votes

How would you define autolysis?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!